Film depicts atrocities that occurred on slave ship sailing from Africa to New World.
A new policy is in place in Winnetka schools after a group of fourth graders last week were shown a graphic movie depicting the atrocities that occurred on a slave ship sailing from Africa to the New World.
"There is no question it is inappropriate," one of District 36's interim co-superintendents told parents at a meeting Tuesday evening, according to TribLocal Winnetka/Northfield.
In the future, films that are not rated "G" will be screened by a school's principal and a group of teachers to gain approval before being shown to students.
The change in police comes after a class at Greeley School were shown "The Middle Passage," sparking outrage among some parents who said the film's depictions of death, violence and rape was too intense for their children.